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Design a public artwork open call autumn 2021

The Norfolk Way Art Trail

Design a public artwork open call autumn 2021

Norfolk County Council is looking for Artists – Designers – Architects – Engineers – Technicians – Collaborators, to commission five dynamic new artworks to form the Norfolk Way Art Trail, a brand new outdoor public art trail spanning 250 miles of Norfolk, England.

Design a multi-sensory, accessible public artwork that will engage local communities, reveal hidden stories and inspire visitors to explore the county between October – March. There are five locations to choose from and you can submit up to two ideas. All are outdoors in a mix of urban and landscape locations and must be installed by late October 2022.

All designs must: be for artworks that are safe, durable and permanent (lasting 10 years). Consider health and safety. How can you minimise the chance of injury to members of the public interacting with the work? Be easy to maintain and not require any specialist cleaning or upkeep.

The development of your artwork must include an element of community engagement, the artist budget includes a £3000 allowance for this which is expected to cover 10 days preparation + delivery. This engagement may be in the form of live or online event/s or workshops or you may wish to collaborate with a local Norfolk artist to deliver these instead.

There is a budget of between £38,000-£58,000 +VAT available to create each artwork. This breaks down as follows: Artist fee – £15,000 + VAT (fixed fee – all successful applicants will receive). Community engagement – £3000 + VAT (fixed fee – all successful applicants will receive). Fabrication budget – between £20000 – £40000 + VAT.

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